Jason Statham, Shu Qui, Matt Schulze and François Berleand
Out to buy on DVD June 2nd
Frank Martin (Statham) has three strict rules in his business. 1. Never deviate
from the agreed deal 2. No Names and 3. Never open the package. This had gained
him the reputation as the best transporter in the South of France. This all
changes when Frank breaks the third rule with an act of kindness that could
cost him his life.
This movie should make Britain's own Jason Statham the next
big Hollywood action star. Those of you who have seen him in Lock, Stock and
Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch will already know he isn't a bad actor but
in this film he reveals a talent for action that sets the screen alight.
Coming from the writer/producer Luc Besson, the man responsible
for directing Léon, Joan of Arc and The Fifth Element as well as writing and
producing the excellent Taxi movies and Kiss of the Dragon with Jet Li, you
can expect wall to wall action and The Transporter doesn't disappoint. The
film has some of the best fight scenes to come out of a non-Asian movie in
a long time. There are no computer-aided martial arts here, it is all Jason
taking on the bad guys in some brilliant staged fights by action choreographer
turned director Cory Yuen.
Support comes in the form of the extremely beautiful Shu Qui
who provides a good love interest Statham's character, as she is a girl that
most men would risk their life to save and Matt Schulze is a suitably over-the-top
villain you'd except from this type of movie.
Even though the action sequences are tremendous, the movie does
fall down when it comes to plot and dialogue but if you go into it with your
brain well and truly switched off, there is much to enjoy here.
Jason Statham is an action revelation, who could give Arnie,
Bruce, Sly, Vin, The Rock and every other action star a run for their money.
We have a British action star at last!
Interactive menus, Scene selection, Feature
length commentary by Jason Statham and producer Steven Chasman, Making of
featurette and Three extended fight scenes with optional commentary
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